Thank the stars I’m not Gwyneth Paltrow. It should mean that I’ll get through this post reasonably sniffle-free.
I woke up this morning to an email from Cliopatria, which is the blog portion of the History News Network, which is, in turn, probably the world’s largest history website. I can’t be sure of that, because I don’t see the stats, but it is very large and very busy, and one of the things that it does every year at about this time is hand out awards for the best in history blogging at a special dinner that takes place during the annual conference of the American Historical Association.
The Cliopatria Awards have been running for six years now, which I imagine means that the awards dinner is large and long and glittery and hosted by Billy Crystal. Sort of like the Oscars for history blogging. I wouldn’t know, because I didn’t get invited, but that didn’t stop them naming A Blast From the Past as one of the six winners, victorious in the “Best Post” category for The Emperor’s Electric Chair.
To find out what Cliopatria said about The Emperor’s Electric Chair, and to check out the other, extremely worthy, winners of this year’s awards, go here.
Now all I have to do is go and write something better.